CDC Celebrates World No Tobacco Day

“In the United States, cigarette smoking is declining. However, the use of other tobacco products has remained unchanged or increased in recent years. Disparities in tobacco use also exist across population groups. The good news is that we know what works. Progress to reduce tobacco use in the United States can be accelerated by:  […]

E-Cigarettes and Young People: A Public Health Concern

“E-cigarettes, devices that typically deliver nicotine, flavorings, and other additives to users through an inhaled aerosol, are a rapidly emerging trend, and are especially popular among youth and young adults. These devices are referred to by a variety of names, including “e-cigs,” “e-hookahs,” “mods,” “vape pens,” “vapes,” and “tank systems.” E-cigarettes can also be used[…]

Swimmer’s Ear

“What is Swimmer’s Ear? Swimmer’s ear (also known as otitis externa) is an infection of the outer ear canal. Symptoms of swimmer’s ear usually appear within a few days of swimming and include: • Itchiness inside the ear. • Redness and swelling of the ear. • Pain when the infected ear is tugged or when[…]

Questions About Zika

“Zika virus disease is caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting up to a week, and many people do not have symptoms or will have only mild symptoms. However, Zika virus[…]

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

“Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious illness that mainly affects children under five. In this podcast, Dr. Eileen Schneider talks about the symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease, how it spreads, and ways to help protect yourself and your children from getting infected with the virus”. Read more here: Call Ameribest Home[…]

Heat Stress

“Case Study: Heat Stroke a 44-year-old male worker died of heat stroke while working on a North Carolina farm. The man had been working in the fields for about a week. On August 1st, the heat index was between 100 °F and 110 °F. Around 3 p.m., the worker complained to the crew leader that[…]

Facts about “Hot Tub Rash”

“Reduce the Risk of Hot Tub Rash: • Remove your swimsuit and shower with soap after getting out of the water. • Clean your swimsuit after getting out of the water. • Ask your pool/hot tub operator if disinfectant (for example, chlorine) and pH levels are checked at least twice per day—hot tubs and pools[…]

Child Injury

“Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger. But most child injuries can be prevented. Parents and caregivers can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries.” Read more here: Call Ameribest Home Care today for any of your home health care needs. 215-925-3313 #homecare #TakeCareofEachOther #homehealthcare #Ameribest[…]